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Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

Once WhatsApp and Instagram (and Oculus) became sufficiently big, it was time to integrate these properties into the larger Facebook machine

04 Oct 2020 10:32 PM

Boy do they like to come after you! Social media won't let you live down your mistakes

Several people who did not wear masks and subsequently got infected with COVID-19 have been hounded on social media.

26 Sep 2020 7:21 PM

Russian bank Sberbank enters tech space in major move to rival Google, Facebook, Amazon

The bank-turned-tech-firm is set to launch a host of digital products and services first in Russia and later abroad, including India.

24 Sep 2020 9:50 PM

Come together to stop spread of suicide content, TikTok urges Facebook, Google, Snapchat, others

It is proposed that nine social media firms speedily identify violent, graphic content, including suicide, and swiftly notify the others.

22 Sep 2020 7:33 PM

Facebook launches information centres to get people to vote to make up for its role in 2016

Facebook is seeking to show that it is no longer a means of massive disinformation as it was ahead of major votes in 2016.

21 Sep 2020 5:55 PM

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Content goes by Facebook community standards, not ideology, India head says about Ankhi Das controversy

Ajit Mohan said the content team is guided only by community standards enforced globally and is independent of the local policy team.

20 Sep 2020 4:21 PM

US government not upfront about hackers targeting elections, so Congress relies on tech firms for alerts

With the Trump administration blocking what Congress learns about election threats, private companies are called upon to fill the breach.

19 Sep 2020 8:37 PM

As things get heated on internal message boards, Facebook mulls moderating employees' posts

A year ago on getting complaints about heated, abusive posts, Google told staff to be responsible and thoughtful on internal message boards.

18 Sep 2020 5:42 PM

Australia's pay-for-news law: Facebook, Google won't have to give out user data, says regulator

The final draft of the bill could be introduced into Parliament in late October.

17 Sep 2020 10:52 PM

Freedom and bias: How Facebook is facing a reckoning

This year marks Facebook's growth from innocence to experience

17 Sep 2020 8:12 PM

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Google Glass may not have taken off but Facebook eyes AR space with Ray-Ban smart glasses

“Imagine a pair of glasses that add a 3D layer of contextually relevant, meaningful information on top of the physical world,” Facebook said

17 Sep 2020 7:17 PM

Facebook India chief Ajit Mohan gives hate speech hearing a miss

Last week, a Delhi Assembly panel had summoned him to determine if the social networking site deliberately ignored instances of hate speech.

15 Sep 2020 8:41 PM

Facebook not doing enough to stop election manipulation, says fired employee

She said she found multiple blatant attempts by foreign national governments to abuse the platform on vast scales to mislead the citizenry.

15 Sep 2020 8:15 PM

Facebook facing heat for sending EU data to US, which, like China, is accused of snooping

A recent court ruling found that some trans-Atlantic data transfers don’t protect users from American government snooping.

10 Sep 2020 6:49 PM

Over 40 rights groups write to Zuckerberg seeking Ankhi Das' removal as India Policy Chief

The rights group said the bias in policy led by Ankhi Das had spurred violence against minorities in India.

10 Sep 2020 5:40 PM

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Over 40 rights groups write to Zuckerberg seeking Ankhi Das' removal as India Policy Chief

The rights groups said the bias in policy led by Ankhi Das had spurred violence against minorities in India.

10 Sep 2020 5:40 PM

Not enough to remove hate speech, social networks must archive evidence: Human Rights Watch

Online posts could also help document atrocities and abuses such as chemical weapons attacks in Syria and police abuse in the United States.

10 Sep 2020 4:22 PM

Would encourage Google, Facebook to cooperate with government on news pay plan, says Australian PM

“I think people from these companies understand that when I say something, I mean it,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters.

07 Sep 2020 5:01 PM

Terminally ill man refused euthanasia blocked by Facebook from livestreaming his days to death

To show France the “agony” caused by the law that does not allow euthanasia, Alain Cocq had planned to broadcast the end of his life.

05 Sep 2020 7:01 PM

Tech This Week | Should India have its own social media content moderation rules?

Platforms are diverse and a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.

05 Sep 2020 6:03 PM

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